Here’s a great post from The Write Practice blog to help relight your writing pilot light, especially if you are a professional with deadlines.
For some inspiration (and a kick in the you-know-where) click on the link below.
Harold Underdown talks about Middle Grade novels and more in this insightful interview.
Here’s an inspiring post from the Writer’s Digest site. Remember why you wanted to be a writer. Aim for the stars.
Thoughts on revision. You are not alone. It is depressing. It is, however, (in most cases) what separates authors from hobby scribblers. By the way, this is an excellent blog for YA writers.
I haven’t been rejected much lately, but just because I haven’t submitted much. I’m still working on my novel and I have a terrific assignment.
I’ve looked at my old picture book manuscripts, and most of them just don’t work for the current market. I have a new one that’s close, but I won’t have time to work on it this week.
Anyway, back to rejections. Everybody who sends work out gets them, even famous award-winning writers. I’ve come across some great posts on the subject that are worth sharing.
I have learned so much since I started collecting and sharing blog posts here on One Way to Wonder. Writers are so generous on the Internet. As author Kristen Lamb points out in her blog, so are business gurus and publicity people. In this practical essay, she points out things confident and successful writers don’t do. Warning: you may blush.
On this blog, I offer links to all sorts of writing advice. Here is some solid information from Susan Adrian about how to use what is offered.
From Kristi Holl, here are some great suggestions for freshening up your writing. For example, turn off the computer and go outside.
Even if you are not doing any of the challenges this November, you can take a giant step toward completing a current project by reading some of the blogs, following Facebook pages, or downloading resources. Today’s post on Tara Lazar’s blog is from James Burks, a graphic novelist, but is not about writing, at least not directly. It is about becoming a runner. It’s a quick read and worth it. The link below will take you there.